Big Battery Hunt and Green Day

The Eco Committee launched the Big Battery Hunt at assembly on Friday. Each family in the school has received a battery collection box to take home. When this is filled with used batteries, pupils can take them into school and empty it into the mega-battery in the foyer. Pupils can refill their collection boxes as often as they wish. Once our mega-battery is completely filled, it will be collected and the school will be entered into a draw for some great prizes.
Thanks also to everyone who contributed towards the non-uniform Green Day on Friday past. A super total of £195 was raised and this money will go towards the Eco Schools programme in the school.

World Book Day in Primary 7

 

 

There were some fantastic costumes in P7 for World Book Day 2019, well done to all. As well as having literacy workshops with Ann Garvey, the children in P7 and P6/7 also tuned in to the BBC Teach Live Lesson on World Book Day. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed it and submitted photos and answers to the many questions via email during the live feed. This followed on from another great day earlier in the week, when author Declan Carville visited our school.

Family Quiz

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the quiz in the football club on Friday night.  It proved a great nights craic for both children and adults. It was also great to see some past pupils coming back to support St. Mary’s….thanks lads! Money raised on the night and from donations earlier in the week amounted to just over £600.  A word of thanks also to the winning team who very kindly donated their prize money back to our worthy cause. This money will be added to the fund and will be used to purchase an outdoor climbing frame for P1 and P2 children. Many thanks to all those from the club who helped make the night such a success.

Ann Garvey Facilitates Public Speaking Workshops

 

 

Many thanks to Ann Garvey for coming in to school today to facilitate some public speaking workshops for Primary 7 and Primary 6 pupils, who are busy preparing their entries for the 2019 St Mary’s Environmental Youth Speak competition. The children were delighted to receive some tips in the art of public speaking from Ann Garvey, who is an expert in her field.

Pupils have been enhancing their literacy skills through this Eco Schools activity. This project will also incorporate ICT, as the children will submit their work through their Google Classroom.

There is great excitement building now with just one week to go to the big event. The winner will then go forward to represent St Mary’s at the Newry, Mourne & Down DC Final later in the month.